600km

Discussion in 'Sportives' started by Ian H, 17 May 2010.

  1. Ian H

    Ian H Guru

    Location:
    East Devon
    Anyone else do a longish ride this weekend? I first did this one, the Bryan Chapman Memorial 600, in 1993. It starts in Chepstow and goes to Meni and back. This year over 120 riders entered and most got round without being rained on. Superb scenery as well, with an ascent of Pen-y-Pas thrown in for good measure.
     
  2. And I was pleased doing 76 mile!
     
  3. shippers

    shippers Senior Member

    Location:
    Sunny Wakefield
    600km, as in 360 miles?

    Insane. How long do people spend doing that then? About a fortnight?
     
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    Ian H

    Ian H Guru

    Location:
    East Devon
    You can take as long as 40hrs, or rush round in 20. Most of us prefer to stop for a little sleep at some point.
     
  5. SheilaH

    SheilaH Guru

    385 miles (it was 620k)

    Ian H has a 600k event running weekend after next called the kernow and south-west.
     
  6. shippers

    shippers Senior Member

    Location:
    Sunny Wakefield
    Come Ian, sleep? You big wuss! Sleep is for mere mortals!
    Speaking of which, I'm off to bed.
     
  7. jimboalee

    jimboalee New Member

    Location:
    Solihull
    I did a three hundred because it is required in the Rando 1000 series.

    I did three of them in total because the first brevet card was lost in the post :wacko:;)

    The second was a repeat for my R1000 series and the third was for the individual R300 badge.

    That's the limit of my mentality. A ride that can be completed in daylight hours when most other sane people ( and bike shops ) are awake.

    There's a space in the cabinet for an individual R400 badge. it will probably stay empty.
     
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    Ian H

    Ian H Guru

    Location:
    East Devon
    Thanks for mentioning that. I'm still accepting entries.
     
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    Ian H

    Ian H Guru

    Location:
    East Devon
    Strange to relate, but I do like my creature comforts - more so as age creeps up on me.
     
  10. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    In my book of life it is written "Soft Southeastern Shandy Suppers should seldom cycle sixhundreds southwest of Sidmouth". A very useful rule.
     
  11. Greenbank

    Greenbank Über Member

    Do you always plan it for the bank holiday weekend at the end of May?

    I definitely can't this year, but I might be able to enter next year. We go down to Cornwall at that time of year anyway. It's definitely a ride I'd like to do and it'd be a lovely qualifier for PBP.
     
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    Ian H

    Ian H Guru

    Location:
    East Devon
    I'll see how it goes with bank holiday traffic and suchlike. Obviously a recovery holiday is good, but there are some main roads that might be less pleasant if there's a large influx of grockles.
     
  13. Fixedwheelnut

    Fixedwheelnut Senior Member

    Location:
    South East London
    If you need an extra weeks training my Kent Invicta 600km from Sevenoaks Weald is on 5th/6th June :becool:
     
  14. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    600 is a fairly eased time limit and permits some snoozing
     
  15. Fixedwheelnut

    Fixedwheelnut Senior Member

    Location:
    South East London
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